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, there are people who fear islamic law, there are people who want the old days to come back and hosni mubarak, so, it's a really mixed bag of protesters and the question is, will they have-- will they have the momentum and the willpower to keep coming out day after day and able to stick around, rick? >> steve harrigan streaming live from cairo, thank you very much. >> get some background on president morsi's rise to power. he was elected in 2012 with a strong mandate winning more than 51% of the vote, as leader of the muslim brotherhood, he was the first islamist elected to be head of an arab state. from the outset morsi had been plagued with allegations that his party wanted to be in the political landscape and a moral code based on strict islamic principles. >> there are signs that things are beginning to get back to normal as israel begins to ease border restrictions into gaza after a cease-fire agreement with hamas the other day and that ended eight days of cross border fighting which claimed the lives of 166 palestinians and six israeli civilians. as part of a truce brokered by egypt israel
as the president's orders stand, basically putting anything he says, any decree he makes, above the law and not subject to the court and we could have a country where prosecution basically shuts down. as far as the protesters in cairo, they've set up tents on tahrir down from yesterday, 40,000, yesterday afternoon and it turned violent and other cities, xaalexandria and police cars set on fire and other fires set as well. the next move in the battle will shape up to be tuesday when supporters of the president plan a march and also protesters, people who feel this president is trying to set himself up as a dictator will march as well. it will be a test of which side can draw the crowds and people and which side as a momentum in a battle so far, neither side is backing down heather. >> now, some background on president morsi's rise to power. he was elected on june 24th, 2012 with a strong mandate, winning more than 51% of the vote. and as a leader of the muslim brotherhood, he was the first islamist elected to be the head of an arab state. from the outset, morsi has been plagued with accu
they will sphop work until the new president repeals his thursday decree that gave him the power to issue laws without oversight ask chance of them being over turned by the courts. the judges say he's trying to put himself above the law. it will be interesting to see whether all legal prosecutions come to a halt. numbers are fall down today. and numbers large yesterday about 40,000 at their peek and the protest turned violent. one police car set on fire. and protestors are hurling molotov cocktails and the violence in egypt is not limited to cairo police officers of the muslim brotherhood were ran sacked and set on fire. (inaudible) >> we apologize for the technical difficulties from steve who is reporting to us from cairo. and joining us now dr. feres and more on the foul out over the egyptian's move to seize power. welcome. thank you for having me. >> on the heel of the high profile role. many are saying that they are surprised by morsies unprecedented power grab and others say no surprise at all. do you agree? >> it is not a surprise for those who understand what the plan and strategies hav
to monopolize powers, the courts and media and parliament and in the end, sharia law, imposing strict islamic principles. >> heather: it raises new questions coming one day after egypt help broker a cease-fire in the gaza strip. former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. john bolton joined us earlier to weigh in saying it's no coincidence. >> he didn't wait but one day before moving here. so whether he had a wink and a nod from president obama or whether whether he felt emboldened in the wake of the cease-fire to believe the u.s. would not criticize him or do anything major to stop this power grab, i think we'll have to find out in the next few days. the timing is not coincidental. you can bet on that. >> heather: coming up the latest reaction from the white house to the turmoil in egypt. we will have a live report from washington. >> gregg: new signs of tough challenges ahead for gaza. number two leader of hamas now saying the group will not stop arming itself. a commented suggesting that indirect negotiations on the border deal could be very difficult. in the meantime, life at the gaza strip return
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of becoming the attack. >> plus a shocking admission from the law enforcement team that investigated the casey anthony's case. how could the sheriffs missed this evidence? >> heather: hour legal panel weighs in on teen convicted of manslaughter. he has to serve time but not behind bars but instead behind stained glass. >> gregg: first we begin with a fox news alert. new word on deadly attack on the headquarters of egypt's muslim brotherhood. the party of egyptian president mohammed morsi as he agrees to new talks about over his controversial decision to grant himself sweeping new powers. steve harrigan is streaming live from care row. what can you tell us. >> details of the offices of the muslim brotherhood. attack happened about 70 miles outside of cairo. one of the regional offices. one person killed in the attack, 60 wounded. here in cairo security forces skirmishes continues you can hear sirens and ambulances as well as tear gas is popped off as several thousand protestors are demonstrating to show their unhappiness. >> gregg: will morsi plan on meeting the judges tomorrow and what will th
are against the president, who think he is trying to put himself above the law, but issuing a decree say that this courts cannot review any decision he makes are growing here in ta-- tahrir square. security forces are roping back and forth. the military has put up large concrete block, blocking several alweelyways around tahrir square. we'll see large maneuvers, perhaps tonight and competing marchs on tuesday. both those mowho support the president and those who oppose thim him, trying to get their forces on the street to show how much support the president has. judges across the country say they are not going to go back to work, in the president rescinds his decree. the egyptian stock market has tumbled today, the sharpest drop since hosni mubarak was overthrown. >> eric: with the marches going into next week and the judeficiency and the stock mark, is the president saying it's temporary and morsi will back down? >> reporter: right now, he's saying he is not going to back down. he says he has no intention of back down. he has thrown down the gauntlet. both sides appear to be digging in.
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